With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. FOND DU LAC, Wis. — William (Bill) Nonnamaker has been appointed vice president-sales and marketing for Wells Manufacturing L.P. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and customer support activities for the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In a related move, Steve Hildebrand will take on the new role of vice president-marketing, reporting to Nonnamaker. Nonnamaker joins Wells after having held a series of increasingly responsible sales and marketing positions – most recently executive director of sales and field support – over a 10-year period with Johnson Controls in Milwaukee. Prior to that, he served in a number of key sales positions over a 17-year period with Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in Findlay, Ohio. “Bill brings a wealth of industry contacts and relationships, which will greatly assist us in our efforts to grow our customer base,” said Wells President David Peace. “He has extensive experience in managing multiple channels of distribution, introducing new products and building new-business activity.” Nonnamaker earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., and an MBA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He and his family reside in Pewaukee, Wis.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement A.R.E. Accessories Inc., a leading manufacturer of truck caps and tonneau covers, has promoted Bryan Mutchler to the position of marketing manager. Mutchler, who has served A.R.E. for 18 years, will be responsible for developing, overseeing and executing A.R.E.’s marketing strategy.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMutchler began his career with A.R.E. in the loading department on the midnight shift in 1998, before joining the shipping/receiving department. He worked in both customer service and the scheduling department for six additional years, learning critical facets of the company’s operations.Mutchler enrolled in night school at Stark State College and in 2005 earned an associate degree in marketing management. Soon after, Mutchler became an A.R.E. regional sales manager, a position he held for 10 years, until his promotion to his current position as a marketing manager.“Bryan has been interested in joining our marketing team for quite some time, and he worked hard to develop the skills he knew he would need in this role,” said Bryan Baker, director of sales and marketing for A.R.E. “We are confident his dedication to the company will position A.R.E. Accessories at the forefront of marketing support for our dealers and consumers alike.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.
Federal officials in charge of leasing ocean bottom land to offshore wind farm companies got an earful at a meeting with commercial fishermen Wednesday — and much of it was R-rated.There isn’t merely significant opposition to offshore wind farms; there is 100-percent agreement among the fishermen that the wind turbines will eventually put them out of business.The anger is palpable, and representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management took the brunt of it, enduring a tirade of complaints. “This is how we talk on the docks,” one salty speaker exclaimed.At issue is a federal directive — fueled in part, some say, by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo — to award leases for two more tracts of ocean bottomland that will eventually be home for wind farms. So far, 13 leases have been awarded to developers.Brian Hooker, a fisheries biologist, David Nguyen, a project coordinator, and Isis Johnson, an environmental protection specialist, tried for close to four hours to get through a prepared program. They are charged with choosing two locations from within four giant swatches of ocean bottom off the coasts of Long Island and New Jersey. The fishing industry reps don’t think there should be any offshore turbines, period.Deepwater Wind, which has a project slated off the coast of Montauk called South Fork Wind and runs the Block Island Wind farm, was the subject of much of the ire and criticism, though that company may or not come into play on the tracts of ocean bottom being discussed.Once BOEM identifies parcels that can be leased, any company that wants to do so can express interest; if more than one does, there will be an auction.Hooker made an introductory presentation, pointing out that the wind companies that win a lease will pay for the lease plus a rental fee, plus royalties.“They are stealing our fishing grounds by placing them on our place of work. They are industrializing the ocean floor,” said Bonnie Brady, the executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association.That, said lobster boat captain Anthony Sosinski, is the crux of the problem. Any discussion about mitigating the effect the wind turbines have on fish so they can coexist is ludicrous, he charged. “It’s like putting a junkyard in the middle of a farm field,” he said. “The noise and sounds aren’t natural to what has been going on for a million years.”Ryan Fallon said he has spent his life on the water. “Everyone is against [the wind farms]. This is my life, my daughter’s life. I almost brought her here so you could look her in the eyes,” said Fallon, whose father was a commercial fisherman and bought him his first boat. “I’ve been doing this since I was 12. I’ll die before I let you take it away.”One individual didn’t wait around for an introduction. “You people make me sick!” he yelled as he stormed into the meeting. “This is bull***t. F*** you!”Several speakers wondered why, if the powers-that-be wanted wind power, they couldn’t mount the turbines on land. Others suggested putting all the wind turbines on the ocean in one spot so the disrupted area would be smaller.“We work hard to ensure all of this information gets out,” Johnson told those assembled, but the BOEM official admitted the meeting was not being taped, so the discussion that was transpiring wasn’t on the record. However, those in attendance were asked to submit written comments either online or by mail. The deadline is July 25. More information is available by phone at 978-281-9180.Four areas are under consideration to site wind farms. Fairways North off the South Fork of Long Island, and Fairways South, to its southwest, are separated by a channel approximately three-miles wide. Hudson North, off the coast of New York, and Hudson South off the coast of New Jersey are the other two.The idea of siting the wind turbines away from fishing grounds is indicative of the lack of knowledge the BOEM planners bring to the table, according to Sosinski. “The whole ocean is moving. Fish move. Whatever is on the ocean bottom will be blown to bits” when the turbines are installed, he added.David Airipotch concurred. The BOEM has designed corridors it insists fishermen can navigate without being disturbed by the wind turbines. But Airipotch said there are navigational issues. “Fishing isn’t like driving down one street and then up another,” he said.He also broached for the first time at the meeting, the matter of compensation, which then became a rallying cry. Airipotch said if he earns $350,000 fishing in a certain location, he should be compensated if wind turbines are installed and the fish leave the grounds. “You close it, you pay me.” Hooker acknowledged fishermen would not be able to operate near the wind farms during the installation phase and said he was not opposed to lobbying for compensation under the right circumstances.Tanker CollisionSteve Gaugher was one of many who spoke about the adverse environmental affects that are never mentioned by wind farm proponents. He said as more wind turbines are built, “It’s just a matter of time before some oil freighter slams into one of them” and the oil washes up on Long Island beaches.Fish aren’t the only species in peril, noted Patrice Dalton, who urged the BOEM representatives to read the New York State Wind Master Plan. The study concludes dozens of bird species will experience “high” collision rates with wind turbines and many of them will have a “medium to high” displacement rate, meaning they will disappear from their habitat if wind turbines are built there.“Based on the review, these things will pillage birds that spend most of their time at sea. Gulls, terns, almost everything. It’s shocking,” Dalton said.The BOEM was established in 2010 as an agency within the Department of the Interior. It is responsible for overseeing renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf in an environmentally sound manner. Governor Andrew Cuomo asked federal officials to award two more leases in the New York area by the end of the year.Jim Gilmore of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation also attended the meeting. Julia Prince, a Montauk resident and former East Hampton Town Board member, stood in the doorway for some of the meeting. She is now a Deepwater consultant. At one point she was called a “traitor” and a “sellout” when she tried to interject a comment.No one from the East Hampton Town Board attended the meeting. The town board and town trustees are scheduled to vote on an application from Deepwater that would allow the company to run a cable from its proposed South Shore Wind Farm onto land in Wainscott.firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has appointed Graham Lester as vice president of sales and marketing.A Hydroid veteran of eight years, Lester was previously the director of Hydroid’s European office. In his new role, Graham will oversee the company’s US and international sales and marketing.“Graham has been an integral part of Hydroid’s extraordinary growth,” said Christopher von Alt, Hydroid founder and chairman of the board. “He has a unique combination of extensive technical and marketing experience. In his new role, Graham is poised to continue making significant contributions to the company’s long term success.”Lester began his career in the aerospace and defense industry, where he specialized in avionics. For the last twenty years, he has focused on sales and marketing in the international marine industry.“I look forward to applying my experience with the European office to Hydroid’s marketing operations across all of its international audiences,” noted Lester. “It’s an exciting time for Hydroid—the company is really experiencing a boom, and it’s exciting to help lead and market a thriving company.”Press Release, January 15, 2014; Image: Hydroid
Deep Down, Inc., an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, has been awarded several contracts for deepwater work in the Gulf of Mexico from “major operators”. The work will be completed over the next 12 months and includes a combination of engineering and fabrication of different SSIV systems, supply of Deep Down’s patented NHU umbilical, and variety of installation services and equipment. According to the company, the orders received are worth $4.8 million.Ron Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Deep Down, Inc. stated, “These awards from different operators, serve as a vote of confidence in our ability to support our clients during these times of falling oil prices. We are also pleased at the growing interest in our modified process for producing NHU umbilicals at a fraction of the cost.”[mappress mapid=”1516″]
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Share Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Security Stepped Up Along Haiti/Dominican Republic Border by: – April 25, 2017 Tweet 31 Views no discussions (Caribbean 360 News) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Following plans by the United Nations to withdraw is peacekeeping force, MINUSTAH, from Haiti, security along the border with the Dominican Republic is being beefed up.Dominican Defence Minister Rubén Darío Paulino revealed on Friday that the number of Dominican troops will be gradually increased all along 391-kilometre border.“On November 7, they’ll be withdrawn (UN peacekeepers) entirely. We as armed forces will deploy the necessary equipment of both the Army and Border Security to strengthen our border. We are in sufficient capacity to do so,” he said.The move follows a warning from National Investigations Department (DNI) director Siegfried Pared that the withdrawal of MINUSTAH troops from Haiti would require increased surveillance along the border.Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission, Sandra Honoré, advised last week that the mission will cease operations in Haiti within six months.Addressing the United Nations Security Council, Honoré said that the progress achieved during the past 13 years in Haiti’s stabilisation process is notable and it “is therefore timely to reshape the partnership among the international community, the United Nations and Haiti with a view to ensuring the sustainability of this progress.”The UN mission was established in June 2004 by a UN Security Council resolution, and succeeded a Multinational Interim Force (MIF) after then Haitian President Bertrand Aristide was exiled following an armed conflict that spread to several areas nationwide.In January 2010, the UN Security Council endorsed the secretary-general’s recommendation to increase the overall force levels of MINUSTAH to support the recovery, reconstruction and stability efforts in the country in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.After presidential elections in 2011, MINUSTAH worked to fulfil its original mandate to restore a secure and stable environment, to promote the political process, to strengthen Haiti’s government institutions and rule-of-law-structures, as well as to promote and to protect human rights.
Sumber: Istimewa Maskapai asal negara Adikuasa, American Airlines kembali menuai sorotan publik. Alih-alih membuat awak kabinnya membuat onar, kabin dari maskapai ini dikabarkan terbakar tak lama setelah mendarat di Bandara Internasional O’Hare, Chicago, Jumat (4/1/2019). Beruntung, keseluruhan penumpang dan awak kabin dari maskapai dengan nomor penerbangan AA168 yang bertolak dari Las Vegas ini dikabarkan selamat tanpa ada satupun yang mengalami cidera.Baca Juga: Meski Membosankan, Demo Keselamatan Penerbangan Jangan Dilupakan!Sebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman thepointsguy.com (6/1/2019), adapun penyebab dari kebakaran ringan di dalam kabin maskapai ini berasal dari baterai e-cigarette (rokok elektrik) milik salah seorang penumpang. Menurut salah satu juru bicara dari American Airlines, terbakarnya e-cigarette ini dilatarbelakangi oleh proses “thermal runway event”. Sederhananya, ‘thermal runway event” adalah kondisi dimana temperatur mengalami peningkatan. Ketika suhu meningkat, maka ini akan menyulut e-cigarette untuk meledak lalu terbakar. Seketika melihat ada percikan api, awak kabin dengan sigap langsung memadamkannya guna menghindari insiden tambahan dan penumpang yang mengalami cidera. Pesawatpun bisa tetap melakukan taxi menuju terminal tanpa terganggu insiden ringan ini – dan penumpang dapat turun tanpa masalah.Menanggapi insiden ini, juru bicara dari American Airlines memuji langkah cepat tanggap yang dilakukan oleh awak kabin tersebut. “Kami berterima kasih kepada awak kabin kami yang sudah mengaplikasikan respon cepat tanggap yang telah dipelajari sebelumnya untuk memastikan para penumpang tetap aman,”“Mereka (awak kabin) telah dilatih untuk menangani kebakaran ringan yang disebabkan oleh baterai berenergi tinggi. Sebagai bagian dari manajemen keselamatan dan mitigasi risiko, kami selalu mengevaluasi cara-cara tambahan untuk meningkatkan prosedur yang ada untuk memastikan keselamatan penumpang yang berada di dalam kabin,” tuturnya.Baca Juga: Berakibat Buruk Saat Penerbangan,14 Poin Ini Kerap Dianggap SepeleSebagai tindak lanjut, pihak American Airlines akan melaporkan insiden ini kepada Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Jika merujuk pada peraturan penerbangan di Amerika sendiri, membawa e-cigarette ke dalam kabin (hand luggage) sendiri bukanlah satu hal yang dilarang, namun tidak untuk digunakan dan e-cigarette harus berada dalam kondisi non-aktif.Sebenarnya, e-cigarette sudah dilarang untuk masuk ke dalam bagasi sejak tahun 2016 silam, pun dengan melakukan pengisian daya e-cigarette di dalam kabin. Larangan ini mulai diberlakukan sejak adanya beberapa insiden kebakaran kecil yang menganggu penerbangan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedVape Meledak di Bus, Kaki Penumpang Bus Terbakar21/01/2020In “Bus dalam kota”Kabin Airbus A320 Royal Brunei Dipenuhi Asap Tipis, Pihak Maskapai Sebut “Insiden Power Bank”07/01/2019In “Featured”Regulasi Sudah Disahkan Sejak 2008, Ternyata Masih Banyak Penumpang Korean Air yang Nekat Merokok di Ketinggian 36.000 Kaki!05/11/2019In “Featured”
Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo has revealed that his side are well equipped to tackle Algeria and surmount the stylistic differences in play the North Africans will bring to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash with Nigeria later today.Algeria represents the first North African opposition for the Super Eagles in the tournament thus far with the Eagles having already faced opposition from West, South, Central and East Africa in their quest for a fourth AFCON title.And ahead of today’s semi-final at the Cairo International Stadium, Amapakabo says although Algeria will present a different set of qualities to previous opponents, Nigeria’s backroom staff have fully assessed the Desert Foxes and have come up with a tactical plan which will help the players adapt and ultimately defeat their foes from North Africa.Download audio“We’ve been able to study how they play like we believe they’ve also studied how we play,” Amapakabo told busybuddiesng.com in an exclusive chat just ahead of today’s semi-final.“Africa is so large that culturally, every part of Africa has a way that they want to play. No two zones are alike in terms of cultural play, but then I think the North Africans have their own style which we are going to try to approach.Download audio“Algeria is in front of us, they’re our major concerns right now and let us keep our fingers crossed. We know that as technical crew, we are almost getting there, in dotting our ‘I’s and crossing our ‘T’s and we believe that come Sunday we will be able to get it correct.”Algeria have been very impressive in getting to a first AFCON semi-final since 2010, winning their first four games without conceding a goal and only getting breached in the quarter-final penalty shootout win over 2015 AFCON champions Ivory Coast which ended 1-1 after extra time. Yet despite their impressive showing in Egypt so far, there are some who believe the Desert Foxes represent an easier tie than Ivory Coast would have been for Nigeria.But Amapakabo who also doubles as the head coach of the national U23 men’s team says at this stage of the competition, the identity of the opposition is immaterial for any team looking to win the title.“There’s a point you get to in a competition, I think, if you want to be a champion you should be ready to meet any other team,” the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) winning coach with Enugu Rangers told busybuddiesng.com.Download audio“At the point we have got to, we believe completely that we didn’t want to think about who was coming, our business was completely for us to qualify. You can’t be champions without beating the best so we believe that Sunday is not going to be different.”Related